Articles tagged with: St. Joseph County

The odds are good if you appeal your property assessment in St. Joseph County – Erin Blasko – South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — Chuck Watts was unhappy to learn recently that he’d pay more in property taxes this year after the county increased the taxable value of his Centre Township home by more than $20,000.

“I was shocked,” said Watts, who has lived there since 1993 and has never seen such an increase. He plans to appeal the $164,000 assessment.

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Meijer and Kohl’s aim to slash their property taxes in St. Joseph County – Ted Booker – South Bend Tribune

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in property taxes are at stake in a legal brawl between big-box stores and St. Joseph County.

Three Meijer and two Kohl’s stores in the county have appealed their property assessments for multiyear periods.

The retailers, faced with challenges as more people shop online, want to slash property taxes by arguing stores should be taxed the same as vacant ones, also known as dark boxes.

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